ROUTINE CARE AND CLEANING
Porcelain is the superior floor, wall, and countertop surface that brings flexible style and enduring quality to the home, office, or commercial space. With the right care, your porcelain surfaces can easily have a decades-long lifespan.
Regular, basic cleaning with warm water and mild soap is sufficient to keep porcelain looking gorgeous. You can also use gentle, everyday multipurpose spray cleaner to remove soap scum, hard water deposits, and mildew. Do not use cleaning products that contain acids or ammonia (and other harsh chemicals) as these can damage glossy surfaces of the tile. Always dry your porcelain thoroughly after cleaning and avoid leaving puddles on the porcelain surface.
Matte porcelain should be cleaned routinely with concentrated tile cleaners that have a neutral pH. These cleaners are better suited for removing grease, oils and normal spills from matte products.
PREVENTING STAINS AND SCRATCHES
While porcelain is resistant to scratches, etching and stains, these surfaces are not damage proof. Take care to avoid exposing porcelain to permanent inks or dyes, as these might not be removable. If porcelain surfaces are exposed to permanent marker or dye, rinse the area with water as soon as possible then apply approved cleaning product. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Although porcelain is resistant to stains from juice, wine, coffee and other food substances, it is best to wipe up spills immediately to prevent possible stains.
When chopping vegetables, slicing bread or preparing other foods with sharp utensils on a porcelain countertop, use a cutting board. Use cleaning products and implements that are non-abrasive. Additionally, sweep or vacuum tile prior to cleaning to remove dust or debris.
PROTECTING PORCELAIN SURFACES
Porcelain Surfaces do not require sealing, however, they can be sealed for extra protection. It is a good idea to seal grout or any joints. Use a product that is safe for both the porcelain and the grout.
To remove sealers, waxes and other floor finishes from porcelain tile or countertops, use a tile sealer and adhesive remover. Always test a small area first. Apply a liberal amount of undiluted sealer and adhesive remover in a manageable area. Allow it to sit without drying until sealer residues on the surface soften. Reapply if necessary until sealer softens and can be removed by wiping off with a cotton towel or sponge. If necessary, agitate with a nylon scrub pad. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Do not use on tile or grout sealers on natural stone products.